Your Basic Mf Orb Sorc Guide
Things included in this guide.
1. Introduction to a Mf Orb Sorceress.
2. Stats distribution.
3. Skills distribution.
4. Gear Selection.
4b.Poor ppl section 4 gear.
5. Mf Strategies/General PvM Strategies.
1. Introduction to a Mf Orb Sorceress.
The Orb sorc is a Very effective character in the PvM area of d2. It has the capabilities to kill large crouds of monsters very fast, which is needed to do faster and cleaner Mf runs. This character is not a expensive build with the equipment i suggest but is by far not cheap either. So i suggest at least being middle class to build this sorceress. I will be suggesting a few things that can be replaced for the poorer Drealm members.
2. Stats Distribution.
Str : Enough for gear which ends up reaching around 70-80 depending upon what level you can reach before u do your stats. The higher you go b4 u use stats and gear the less you will need. I use nigma which really helps with this.
Dex : None unless you need for gear. Should not need any with my suggestions.
Vitality : Rest in here. I do use the ES build but im all vita your extras go here.
Energy : Honestly IMO a little here never hurt anyone but this is your choice go all out vita or put around 70 in here base it really helps for this build because i use a infinity merc not insight.
3. Skills Distribution
I put one into warmth, Teleport, Frost nova,Glacial Spike, Blizzard, Ice blast, and forzen shiver and chilling armor only use chilling armor the def is same for all but the ranged attack retaliation hurts everyone not only the ranged attackers.
Max Frozen Orb.
This is your main attack.
Max Ice Bolt
One and only synergy to Orb.
Max Cold Masteries.
ummmm.... i wonder why
Then heres something thats a easy dilema for orb sorces they run outa synergies and what not for there main attack and theres many things to do. My suggestions
1. You can go my route and Put more into warmth for the Mana regen, Not to repeat myself but i use a inf merc not insight so the regen really helps.
2.. go the luck niner route and max a skill like lighting storm or fireball or something for those cold immunes :) a very gfg idea.
3. Rep has a strategy to use telekinesis for a attack as well and here is a link to his guide showing you explanations and tables. :) cool idea man. Reps Frozen Orb Sorc Guide
3. Put More into ES you may not have poured into mana but the extra skills wont hurt.
:) a very gfg idea.
4. Gear Selection.
Ok i will suggest at the end some things you can replace for you lower end nubs out there but really this is a cheaper build for ladder chars then it is for nl so watch out.:) I highlite my suggestions in yellow because i have alot of info that can get confusing in my gear suggestions. You will also get a cool replacement that i use rather then the usual boots. :)
Helm : I Use Shako with p topaz its cheap has mf, 2 to skills, life..... what more can you ask for. If you are a higher class D2 player you can always get a sorc circlet< Obviously.
Ammy : I use maras, It give 2 to skills and res. Lower class people can always use tals ammy 2 to skills but gay mods IMO
Armor : Must use mage plate nigma, I dont like the cost of spirit shield so nigmas str benis help. Nigma gives the 2 to skills that you need as well as mf because most of my gear doesnt. Alot of people say use vmagi for Fcr, well then u gotta pump str to use Spirit which has 2 to skills and Fcr. So using Vmagi u really are stuck with lidless IMO so go with Enigma so you get the mf skills and str youll get ure FCR from Spirit.
Weapon # 1 : Hoto All im saying
Weapon #2 : Cta for Bo all im saying
Shield #1 : Spirit USE IT If u use vmagi tho go with lidless dont waste str for shield.
Shield #2 : Spirit for BO skills
Belt : Use Arachnids for skills and Fcr < BEST BET EVER
Rings : Here are a few combos. Soj and 5% bk, Soj and Fcr ring, Gk and Fcr ring.
Boots : I kno alot of ppl would say Etreks but honestly You have already put str in for spirit so use marrowalks the give the same run/walk as treks higher str and switches the vit bonus for dex bonus allowing you to use hoto, and giving you the extra 15+ stat points to use in vit instead of dex for hoto matching etreks vit bonus. These boots also replace etreks stanima regen for mana regen and you tele fuck stanima regen. And finaly Marrow gives more def as well making them better. Side notes Marrow gives necro skill mods ignore them. So Really Marrow owns etreks.
Gloves : Use Magefists they equal FCR, i dont like chancies id rather use some mf scs to match the mf of them and keep the 25% fcr bonus from magfists.
With Perfect gheeds and ptopazed shako your at about 196 mf with nigma so use about 5 mf sc with pef 7% to get a good solid 230 around mf which IMO is Very Good number with diminishing returns. Lower gheeds? use more mf scs till your mf is around here.
Either cold gc or life gcs u choose. :)
Infinity : Lowers monster res and with a fort does a decent 1.3k dmg
Fort : 300% EXTRA DMG = PWNED and theres some life mods and res mods. plus a high def.
E-Vamp Gaze: Life Leach semi high def.
4b. OMG ITS TEH POOR PPL GEAR SECTION
Helm : shako
Armor : Tals
Weapon : ali babas or occy
Shield : lidless
Belt : gold wrap
boots : war travs
Gloves : Magefists or chanceguards if you want really high mf.
Please make comments or questions about gear i have many reasons for what i choose.
5. Mf strategies/PvM
To start with my build you should reach a mf of 230 mf make sure you have this much. So pay attention to gear build cuz i make suggestions replacing mf items with better skill and fcr items and using mf scs so reread having to high mf 300+ is gay lower then 220 is even gayer.
#1 : BOT
#2 : if your not a botter bot hell andy, pit, countess(if you want tkeys or runes), Meph, Pindle(for more tkeys), and baal has gg drops as well.
#3 : Make sure u open the chest by meph it usually has something of value in it so stay stacked with keys.
MY only PvM tip because if u cant do it ureself give up is obviously spam orb, use chilling armor, and attempt to stay away from poison and obviously phy dmg sorcs arnt made for tanking. oh yeah hold alt when teling or walking to see shit on ground. < i had to add that i have met nubs who didnt kno.
I typed all this in this gay box not word so it may be hard to read if your not me cuz there not your opinions post or pm me with questions or comments. This sorc will rape and no i wont argue the mf # thats to bias and will get me pissed lol please point out typos not and HUGE grammar corrections not little ones. I am a person who is in a hurry while typing and it gets messy fast. Like i said i typed it in this damn box so im tired i will edit grammar snd shit tommorow now i just want comments and the usual.
Edited by solobattery, 13 July 2006 - 02:42 PM.